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Good Advice from Great Artistes - Volume 1

Here, in no particular order, is the first of a series of compilations of other people’s wisdom that I’d like to pass on to anyone trying to get better at their art. 534 more words


'O Cara Armonia' by W A Mozart: the Fernando Sor remix

Picture this: you’re walking down the street in London, with your frock coat swishing around you and your hat at an angle. (Of course you’re wearing a frock coat – it’s 1819) You’ve got to play for your supper at the Churchills’ tonight, but that’s not till later, and they always bring together a fun crowd anyway. 812 more words


Dan Emmett, author of "Dixie," turns 200.

Daniel Decatur Emmett, one of the founders of minstrelsy and author of “Dixie,” was born 200 years ago today. To mark the occasion, I wrote a… 24 more words

Lost Cause

25 Tweets To Bring You Up To Date On What #ShaunKingIsWhite Is All About


Been w/ my wife for 20 years Painful that it's come to this, but here are her words Love u https://t.co/MECW7bNfOL pic.twitter.com/rmRfgu6T6O

— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) …

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Wordsworth wrote an endless poem in blank verse on” the growth of a poet’s mind.”  I shall attempt a more modest feat for a more distracted age: a blog, “Things which a Lifetime of Trying to Be a Poet has Taught Me.” 187 more words

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Love and Theft: Minstrelsy in America

Looking back at yesterday’s post on Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers in Hellzapoppin’, got me thinking again about minstrelsy, and the relationship of Black entertainers to their (often) white audiences. 3,153 more words


Australian Variety Theatre Archive - Fourth Year Highlights (2014-15)

The Australian Variety Theatre Archive (AVTA) is a research website devoted to popular culture entertainment in the Australasian region between circa 1850 and 1930. This year, 2015, marks its fifth year of publication. 1,361 more words

Australian Variety Theatre Archive